“The bearing fruit of Open Source: the shared R & D” – Jonne Soininen Head of Open Source Initiatives at Nokia


The year 2019 is going to bring stability to the Open Source landscape and start to transfer the open source projects as part of the normal telecom R&D process – the shared R&D. This means the growth and transformation will continue – perhaps even accelerate. The growth will move from the number of organizations to the number of lines of code in the existing projects and the Open Source software will transform to be part of successful products and services in the industry.

Open Source has transformed the telecommunications industry over the past years. We have seen the emergence of multiple telecoms oriented open source projects such as the Open Platform for Network Function Virtualization (OPNFV) and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), and the Open Network Automation Project (ONAP). In addition, many projects that were started off in different industries including OpenStack and Kubernetes have become indispensable for the telecom industry. This year has brought us even more projects such as the Acumos AI project and the Akraino Edge Stack project.

This is an exciting time of transformation and growth! For the leading companies in the sector, Open Source is nothing new. We have been using and contributing to Open Source for the past 20 years. We see it as a way in which the industry can innovate as a whole, ensure faster development cycles and ensure the opening of specific solutions.

Jonne Soininen Head of Open Source Initiatives at Nokia.


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